The plow plane pictured on the left is a
typical example of both the British and
the American plow planes. The German
plow plane above is, in general, the
design of European plow planes.          
The main difference between the two
designs is the arms. The arms on the
European planes are anchored on the
body and adjusted on the fence, the other
has the arms anchored on the fence and
adjusted on the body. Because of this
major difference in design, the fence on a
British/American plane can be moved to
the opposite side if needed but the
European plane fence can not.  As can be
seen, there is a difference in the over-all
design of the fences also
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German Plow Plane
Marked
Kirschenwerk on
blade
American Plow Plane
Marked --
Benton Evans & Co.
C.--
1834/1838
American grooving
plane
Marked--
Benton. Evans&Co
C.--1834/1838
Dutch fillister
Marked-- Crown over
JN
 
In the lesser planes the
British/American design holds
very close to that of the plane
on the left.
The European planes have
different styles, designs and
carvings according to their
location.
 
 
 
 
Comparison-
British/American to
Continental European
Planes